Bad Flowers: Sin Wai Kin, Lucie Rosenfeldová & Alžběta Bačíková
It is a pleasure to invite you to Bad Flowers, the closing live event of Display’s spring exhibition Wom* n – Rose – Song – Bone, inspired by British poet and theorist Caspar Heinemann and his writing about relationships of flowers, language and (queer) sexuality. Join us on the 25th of June 2020 at 18:00 at Display for a new performative lecture by artist Lucie Rosenfeldová and screenings by artist Alžběta Bačíková and artist and performer Sin Wai Kin (fka Victoria Sin).
18:00 Commented tour of the exhibition with curator Hana Janečková.
Lucie Rosenfeldová: Listy k sobě, listy sobě In this performative lecture of new artistic research commissioned for this programme Rosenfeldová will discuss the significance of betrayal in relation to floral metaphors and symbolism of the sexualised body.
Alžběta Bačíková: Language of Flowers
Sin Wai Kin (fka Victoria Sin): If I had the words to tell you I wouldn’t be here now In this spectacular performance for camera, London based artist and performer Sin Wai Kin uses storytelling, drag and elements of Taiwanese and Chinese opera to question how language not only gives shape to thought, but shapes thought.
Sin Wai Kin (fka Victoria Sin) is an artist using speculative fiction within performance, moving image, writing and print to interrupt normative processes of desire, identification, and objectification. Drawing from close personal encounters of looking and wanting, their work presents heavily constructed fantasy narratives on the often unsettling experience of the physical within the social body.
Lucie Rosenfeldová (1986) was born in Uherské Hradiště, and currently lives and works in Prague. She works mostly with documentary strategies and personal experience and her work largely draws from artistic research. Lucie believes that concrete situations and experiences can foster a sensitive yet critical attitude and, most importantly, allow for better identification of their associated stereotypes. Rosenfeldová’s last works Pieces of Anaesthesia and Own’s Unrest relate to themes of kinship and a changing relationship to representation and body. She has also collaborated on group projects, currently researching material for the work Right to the Image, in collaboration with Matěj Pavlík.
Alžběta Bačíková (1988) is an artist and curator based in Prague. Bačíková’s predominantly moving image practice works with documentary strategies in contemporary art, which is also a subject of her theoretical research. In 2018 she finished her doctoral studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno. She was a resident at Art in General in New York (2019), Artist-in-Residence Programme at MuseumsQuartier in Vienna (2018) and the finalist of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award (2018). From 2017 to 2020 she worked as a curator of the Etc. Gallery in Prague. Currently she works as the head of the online platform Artycok.TV.
Image description: Victoria Sin, If I had the words to tell you we wouldn’t be here now, 16 January 2019, Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei. Photo: Ivy Tzai. Courtesy Chi-Wen Gallery